The season opens with a classic production of TURANDOT, newly refurbished this summer. Bliss Hebert directs, with sets and costumes designed by Allen Charles Klein. Puccini's last opera is a fantasy of medieval China, in which love and courage struggle against an all-powerful princess bent on revenge. It features some of Puccini's most-loved music, including the great tenor aria "Nessun dorma." Arthur Fagen returns to Atlanta to conduct. The opera, sometimes called a “tragicomic Chinese fairy tale,” revolves around Princess Turandot and her quest to marry a royal suitor only if he succeeds in answering her three riddles – and those who fail are immediately beheaded! A love triangle forms when Prince Calaf falls in love with Turandot, while a slave girl named Liu who helped Calaf escape from his deposed land, is in love with Calaf secretly. Sung in Italian with English translations, TURANDOT was first performed at the Teatro All Scala in Milan in 1926.
Sep 29, 2007 (Sat) 6:30 PM
Oct 2, 2007 (Tue) 7:30 PM
Oct 5, 2007 (Fri) 8:00 PM
Oct 7, 2007 (Sun) 3:00 PM
John A. Williams Theatre
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Added by terra2055 on August 19, 2007